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Thu, May 1
10:00 am to 6:00 pm Web Sale!

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10:30 am to 11:30 am WOW! Wee Ones at Winterthur

On the first Thursday of each month, join us for stories related to Winterthur's museum or garden. This early childhood literacy series incorporates active learning through music, movement, and the exploration of objects in a warm and welcoming setting. Members and children under 2 free. Included with admission.
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2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Design Days in the Museum Store

Let Sandy Brown, interior designer, help solve your decorating dilemmas. Bring in pictures, swatches, measurements, pillows or sketched room layouts of the problem area. Her quick suggestions will help transform your room from a dilemma to a delight. Find her each Thursday in the Museum Store.
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6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Pages of Time Book & Craft Club

Is your daughter in 4th-6th grade? Does she love to read, make crafts, and learn about living long ago? Join us as we discuss historical fiction books, try tasty snacks, and make book-related crafts. Registration required by October 15.
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Fri, May 2
10:00 am to 6:00 pm Web Sale!

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2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Vegetable Gardening Month by Month

Join us each month for a workshop with local farmer H.G. Haskell and learn from the best on how to raise your own vegetables. $10 per Member. $20 per nonmember.
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10:30 am to 12:00 pm Tummy Time!

This drop-in program for infants and their caregivers provides an opportunity for babies to explore new things and for grown-ups to meet new people. Pick up a basket filled with items that will introduce babies to different textures, sounds, and patterns. Spread a blanket on the floor of the galleries and enjoy learning together. Afterwards, grab a quick lunch at the Visitor Center or take a relaxing walk in the garden. Members and children under 2 free. Included with admission.
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Sat, May 3
10:00 am to 6:00 pm Web Sale!

Free shipping when you spend $50 or more at winterthurstore.com. Enter promo code WTMS50.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Costumes of Downton Abbey Hands on History Cart

Do you have what it takes to make it as a house servant? Stop by and prove your mettle at shoe-shining, corset-lacing, table-setting, and a variety of other activities. Members free. Included with admission.
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9:30 am to 12:30 pm Teacher Workshop: "Renew Yourself"

As the school year reaches its zenith, restore your sense of curiosity and creativity. Relax in the garden, take a tour of the house, and try fun, curriculum-based, hands-on activities that you can use in your classroom. Credit available through the Delaware Teacher Center. Registration required. Active teachers only. Members $15. $25 nonmember. Lunch included.
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Sun, May 4
10:00 am to 6:00 pm Web Sale!

Free shipping when you spend $50 or more at winterthurstore.com. Enter promo code WTMS50.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Costumes of Downton Abbey Hands on History Cart

Do you have what it takes to make it as a house servant? Stop by and prove your mettle at shoe-shining, corset-lacing, table-setting, and a variety of other activities. Members free. Included with admission.
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11:00 am to 4:00 pm 36th Annual Point-to-Point

Join us at the 36th annual Winterthur Point-to-Point! This year's event features fantastic family fun activities and more! So pack a picnic lunch or a tailgate spread, bring the family, and take in the splendor of spring at Winterthur!
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Week of May 5 — May 11
Mon, May 5
Tue, May 6
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Floral Workshop: "Early Pots"

Learn how to plant spring pots.
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10:00 am to 12:00 pm History through Fiction Book Club

During this three-month series, we will discuss classic and new works that illuminate American life and examine relevant objects from the Winterthur collection. $20 Member. $30 per nonmember for the entire three-month series.
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Wed, May 7
10:30 am to 11:30 am Squeaky Wheels

Bring your toddlers for kid-friendly walks in the garden and Galleries every first Wednesday of the month, March-October. Members and children under 2 free. Included with admission.
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11:30 am to 1:00 pm Garden Walk: "Plunging into the Past: Exploring he Historical Depths of the Reflecting Pool Area"

Learn fascinating, little-known details about the estate with our horticulture staff. Dress for the weather and wear walking shoes. Walk lasts about 90 minutes. Members free. Included with admission.
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Thu, May 8
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Design Days in the Museum Store

Let Sandy Brown, interior designer, help solve your decorating dilemmas. Bring in pictures, swatches, measurements, pillows or sketched room layouts of the problem area. Her quick suggestions will help transform your room from a dilemma to a delight. Find her each Thursday in the Museum Store.
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Fri, May 9
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Members Double-Discount Days in Museum Stores

Winterthur Members receive 20% off each purchase in the Museum Store and Bookstore!
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Crafternoon: "Treasure Box"

Crafternoon will help you reconnect with your creative side! Get inspired during quick show-and-tell sessions about objects in our museum or library collections and then create a simple project to take home and admire. This month we will make a treasure box. Members only. Registration required. $10 per person per session. Attendance limited.
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Sat, May 10
9:00 am to 2:00 pm Mother's Day Brunch

Seatings from 9:00 am-2:00pm $34.95 per member adult. $17.50 per member children 2-12. $49.95 per non-member adult & $29.95 per non-member child ages 2-12. Includes purchase of an admission ticket for Costumes of Downton Abbey. Reservations required. Please use the OpenTable widget below or call 302.888.4826.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Costumes of Downton Abbey Hands on History Cart

Do you have what it takes to make it as a house servant? Stop by and prove your mettle at shoe-shining, corset-lacing, table-setting, and a variety of other activities. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Second Saturdays Garden Walk: "Azaleas and Spring Wildflowers"

Join a garden staff member for a walk highlighting this special aspect of the garden. Dress for the weather. Members free. Included with admission.
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10:00 am to 4:00 pm Historic Auto Display: "English Marques, 1912-48"

Step back in time to see elegant automobiles of the country-estate era. Members free. Included with admission.
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10:00 am to 5:00 pm Members Double-Discount Days in Museum Stores

Winterthur Members receive 20% off each purchase in the Museum Store and Bookstore!
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Sun, May 11
9:00 am to 2:00 pm Mother's Day Brunch

Seatings from 9:00 am-2:00pm $34.95 per member adult. $17.50 per member children 2-12. $49.95 per non-member adult & $29.95 per non-member child ages 2-12. Includes purchase of an admission ticket for Costumes of Downton Abbey. Reservations required. Please use the OpenTable widget below or call 302.888.4826.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Costumes of Downton Abbey Hands on History Cart

Do you have what it takes to make it as a house servant? Stop by and prove your mettle at shoe-shining, corset-lacing, table-setting, and a variety of other activities. Members free. Included with admission.
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10:00 am to 5:00 pm Members Double-Discount Days in Museum Stores

Winterthur Members receive 20% off each purchase in the Museum Store and Bookstore!
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Week of May 12 — May 18
Mon, May 12
Tue, May 13
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Lecture: "In a Supporting Role: Creating and Dressing the Mannequins for Costumes of Downton Abbey"

Joy Gardiner, assistant director of conservation, Winterthur, and Kathleen Kiefer, conservator, Material Culture Conservation, LLC, Indianapolis, will give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the preparation of costumes for Costumes of Downton Abbey. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 2:30 pm My Favorite Things Tour: "Remember the Ladies: Women in the Winterthur Collection"

Go behind-the-scenes with Winterthur's curators to discover the secrets and treasures of the museum, Galleries, and collection storage areas. This month's tour focuses on ceramics and glass with Curator Leslie Grigsby. Reservations encouraged. Space is limited. $15 per nonmember. $10 per Member. Free for Benefactor Member level and above.
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Wed, May 14
11:30 am to 1:00 pm Garden Walk: "Peonies"

Learn fascinating, little-known details about the estate with our horticulture staff. Dress for the weather and wear walking shoes. Walk lasts about 90 minutes. Members free. Included with admission.
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Thu, May 15
12:15 pm to 1:15 pm Lunchtime Lecture: "Downton Undressed: Underwear and the Fashionable Ideal in the Teens and Twenties"

Join us for our Downton Abbey lunchtime lecture with H. Kristina Haugland, The Le Vine Associate Curator of Costume and Textiles and Supervising Curator for the Study Room, Dorrance H. Hamilton Center for Costume and Textiles, Philadelphia Museum of Art. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Conservation Clinic

Bring your antiques! Our experts will discuss their condition and care. The Clinic is held once a month, September through May (except January and February). Follow the link for additional dates. Sorry, no appraisals. By appoinment only; call 302.888.4786. Free.
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2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Design Days in the Museum Store

Let Sandy Brown, interior designer, help solve your decorating dilemmas. Bring in pictures, swatches, measurements, pillows or sketched room layouts of the problem area. Her quick suggestions will help transform your room from a dilemma to a delight. Find her each Thursday in the Museum Store.
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Fri, May 16
Sat, May 17
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Historic Auto Display: "Motor Cars ofo the Downton Abbey Era"

Step back in time to see elegant automobiles of the country-estate era. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Costumes of Downton Abbey Hands on History Cart

Do you have what it takes to make it as a house servant? Stop by and prove your mettle at shoe-shining, corset-lacing, table-setting, and a variety of other activities. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Historic Autos Lecture: "Grand Motor Cars and Great Country Houses"

Learn about some of the magnificent historic automobiles that graced Winterthur from the early 1900s to the 1960s. Members free. Included with admission.
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Sun, May 18
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Lecture: "Vintage Inspiration: The Brides of Downton Abbey"(Members Only)

What were the costume designer's inspirations behind those 1920-styled, shimmering and romantic wedding gowns for Mary and Edith in ? What would Cora and Violet have worn as fashionable, aristocratic Victorian-era brides? Cornelia Powell, wedding folklorist and bestselling author, presents beautiful images and delightful commentary with behind-the-scenes anecdotes from the Downton Abbey costumers. Members only. Free for Members.
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Costumes of Downton Abbey Hands on History Cart

Do you have what it takes to make it as a house servant? Stop by and prove your mettle at shoe-shining, corset-lacing, table-setting, and a variety of other activities. Members free. Included with admission.
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2:30 pm to 3:30 pm Lecture: "Vintage Inspiration: The Brides of Downton Abbey"(Members Only)

What were the costume designer's inspirations behind those 1920-styled, shimmering and romantic wedding gowns for Mary and Edith in ? What would Cora and Violet have worn as fashionable, aristocratic Victorian-era brides? Cornelia Powell, wedding folklorist and bestselling author, presents beautiful images and delightful commentary with behind-the-scenes anecdotes from the Downton Abbey costumers. Members only. Free for Members.
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3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Afternoon Tea in the Visitor Center

Join us for tea and light fare in the Visitor Center. Call 302.888.4826 for reservations. $30 per person, children under 12 are half price. By reservation only.
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Week of May 19 — May 25
Mon, May 19
Tue, May 20
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Library Exhibition: "Boca Grand, Southhampton, and Park Avenue: H. F. du Pont's Other Households"

This library exhibition exploring H. F. du Pont's other houses opens! Members free. Included with admission.

Wed, May 21
11:30 am to 1:00 pm Garden Walk: "Native Plants and Their Pollinators in the Natural Areas"

Learn fascinating, little-known details about the estate with our horticulture staff. Dress for the weather and wear walking shoes. Walk lasts about 90 minutes. Members free. Included with admission.
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Thu, May 22
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Your Neighbor's Envy Nursery Plant Sale

Visit the Museum Store for great sales on select plants and garden items.
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2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Design Days in the Museum Store

Let Sandy Brown, interior designer, help solve your decorating dilemmas. Bring in pictures, swatches, measurements, pillows or sketched room layouts of the problem area. Her quick suggestions will help transform your room from a dilemma to a delight. Find her each Thursday in the Museum Store.
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Fri, May 23
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Your Neighbor's Envy Nursery Plant Sale

Visit the Museum Store for great sales on select plants and garden items.
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Sat, May 24
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Costumes of Downton Abbey Hands on History Cart

Do you have what it takes to make it as a house servant? Stop by and prove your mettle at shoe-shining, corset-lacing, table-setting, and a variety of other activities. Members free. Included with admission.
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10:00 am to 4:00 pm Your Neighbor's Envy Nursery Plant Sale

Visit the Museum Store for great sales on select plants and garden items.
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10:00 am to 4:00 pm Historic Auto Display: "Upper Garage/Lower Garage: Grand Personal Autos and Service Vehicles, 1912-48"

Step back in time to see elegant automobiles of the country-estate era. Members free. Included with admission.
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Sun, May 25
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Costumes of Downton Abbey Hands on History Cart

Do you have what it takes to make it as a house servant? Stop by and prove your mettle at shoe-shining, corset-lacing, table-setting, and a variety of other activities. Members free. Included with admission.
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Week of May 26 — May 31
Mon, May 26
Tue, May 27
Wed, May 28
11:30 am to 1:00 pm Garden Walk: Broadleaf Evergreens

Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics during Wednesdays at Winterthur. This week we'll see broadleaf evergreens. Members free. Included with admission.
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Thu, May 29
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Design Days in the Museum Store

Let Sandy Brown, interior designer, help solve your decorating dilemmas. Bring in pictures, swatches, measurements, pillows or sketched room layouts of the problem area. Her quick suggestions will help transform your room from a dilemma to a delight. Find her each Thursday in the Museum Store.
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Fri, May 30
Sat, May 31
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Costumes of Downton Abbey Hands on History Cart

Do you have what it takes to make it as a house servant? Stop by and prove your mettle at shoe-shining, corset-lacing, table-setting, and a variety of other activities. Members free. Included with admission.
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10:00 am to 4:00 pm Historic Auto Display: "Wood-bodied Vehicles, 1912-48"

Step back in time to see elegant automobiles of the country-estate era. Members free. Included with admission.
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1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Historic Auto Lecture: "An Overview of Wood-bodied Station Wagons and Shooting Breaks"

Learn about some of the magnificent historic automobiles that graced Winterthur from the early 1900s to the 1960s. Members free. Included with admission.
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